Degrees and Certifications:
BA Elementary Education CPR and First Aid Certification Mental Health First Aid Certification
Hello, 안녕하세요, & Aloha!
My name is Jessica Strachan (pronounced: str-awn) and I am so glad to be here at Coastal Elementary for its second year as a 2nd-grade teacher. I love working with kids of all ages, but Elementary has definitely fixed itself in my heart in the past few years. I graduated from Southwest High school and attended college at CCCC, ECU, and graduated in Elementary Education from UNCW. I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and moved around a lot as a Marine Corps military child. I've been in NC since 2000, but I love to travel. I've visited France, England, Scotland, and Wales, and still have many places on my list I'd love to explore, like Rome, Japan, and South Korea.
I have a 7-year-old daughter named Maren and two cats named Hei Hei and Miso! Maren likes to travel with me, we like playing video games, the beach and trying new restaurants together. I'm half Korean and I hope to share my culture with your kiddos this year in class. Our country for Coastal Elementary is South Korea. I love plants/gardening, video games, music, and weight lifting. I love tea, coffee, and the mountains! I'm a well-rounded nerd. I have Lupus but I'm very open about it with my students, so they can ask me any questions they like. I sometimes have a cane in class. It gets a lot of laughs from the kiddos, but I don't mind at all.
I love giving my students choices, chances for movement, and a voice. I believe in spending time building their character and helping them become great independent people. We do a lot of game-based learning and creation. I can't wait to work together with you as a team to give these kids the best year ever!
Thank you, 감사합니다, & Mahalo,
Ms. Strachan (Str-awn)